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Another exciting project from twelfth planet press.

A conversational life

You know me, hate the thought that I might get *shudder* BORED or something! Alisa Krasnostein at Twelfth Planet Press and I will be co-editing a new Year’s Best reprint anthology (due out in 2014), and it will be all YA stories! 

Twelfth Planet Press announces a new Year’s Best reprint series, the Year’s Best Young Adult Speculative Fiction.

Editors Alisa Krasnostein and Tehani Wessely are now reading internationally for the inaugural anthology, and are seeking Young Adult speculative fiction first published in 2013 for consideration.

Our goal is to uncover the best young adult short fiction of the year published in the anthologies dedicated to the form, the occasional special edition of a magazine, and individual pieces appearing in otherwise “adult” anthologies and magazines, and bring them together in one accessible collection. So many young readers are avidly reading speculative fiction in novel form; we want to introduce them…

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I’ve finished my booker read. So, I’m back on this blog. Expect some new blog post soon. But, for now, I am posting a blog post from my booker blog. I thought you might be interested in this book since it as a sci fi feel to it. Do you think that it fits within out FIeld?

eat your vegetables

Communion Town

by Sam Thompson

This is a mosaic novel of interconnecting stories, centering on a place called communion town.  The first story centers around an unknown narrator (an official) who is stalking a woman who has just arrived in the town and whose son has joined a weird group of  rebels.  Another story centered on an impoverished boatman/musician who falls in love with  a woman with secrets. In the last story we find that people feel that they cannot go out at night; the story centers on the stories of those individuals who break the  taboo.

The reader realises  from the start that there is something not quite right in this world.  The weird/surreal elements of this world increase as the work progresses.  Just wondering, has science fiction made the Booker long-list?  I enjoyed this book when I read it but it didn’t seem to make much of an…

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British Fantasy Awards 2012- have been announced

The British Fantasy Awards were presented yesterday, September 30th, at FantasyCon in Brighton. This year’s Judges were James Barclay, Hal Duncan, Maura McHugh, Esther Sherman, and Damien G. Walter.



The August Derleth Award (for best horror novel)
The Ritual by Adam Nevill (Pan)

The Robert Holdstock Award (for best fantasy novel)
Among Others by Jo Walton (Tor Books)

Gorel and the Pot Bellied God by Lavie Tidhar (PS Publishing)

Short Fiction
The Coffin-Maker’s Daughter by Angela Slatter (A Book of Horrors, Jo Fletcher Books)

The Weird, editors Jeff and Ann Vandermeer (Corvus Books)

Everyone’s Just So So Special by Robert Shearman (Big Finish)

Midnight in Paris by Woody Allen

Black Static, Andy Cox, editor; TTA Press

Comic/Graphic Novel
Locke and Key by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW Publishing)


BFS Special Jury Awards:

The PS Publishing Independent Press Award
Chomu Press; Quentin S. Crisp
(Jury: Sandy Auden, Peter Crowther, Nicholas Royle, Peter Tennant & Darren Turpin)

The Artist Award
Daniele Serra
(Jury: Guy Adams, Anne Sudworth, Christopher Teague)

The Non-Fiction Award
Supergods: Our World in the Age of the Super Hero by Grant Morrison (Jonathan Cape)
(Jury: Djibril al-Ayad, Roz Kaveney & Adam Roberts)

The Sydney J. Bounds Best Newcomer Award
Kameron Hurley
(Jury: Adele Wearing, Jenny Barber, Lou Morgan)

The Karl Edward Wagner Special Award
Peter & Nicky Crowther
(Jury: BFS & Fantasycon Committees)



Thanks to the British Fantasy Awards 2012 – The British Fantasy Society.for the info